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New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS)

In 2012, the State Legislature passed Assembly Bill A6114-C (the same as S 3872-C) which requires NYSERDA to establish a generation attribute tracking system that records electricity generation attribute information within the state, and processes generation attribute information from energy imported and consumed within the state, as a basis for creating tradable generation attribute certificates. The Energy and Environmental Markets (EEM) program area at NYSERDA has been tasked to design and administer this new initiative by engaging stakeholders and executing activities to design, implement, operate, and maintain an internet-based electronic information system called the New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS). Partnering with NYSERDA in this new initiative will be the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and the administrator of the New York wholesale electricity market, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).

NYGATS will support New York’s Environmental Disclosure Program (including fuel mix and emissions for electricity consumed in state), the Renewable Portfolio Standard, and voluntary green power or renewable energy certificate transactions (among other policies and programs). It will also characterize the attributes of electricity imports and exports, and have the capability to interface and exchange information with other certificate tracking systems. Through the development of NYGATS, entities with accounts in NYGATS will be able to verify and substantiate ownership of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to support compliance or voluntary claims.

NYGATS Contact List

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Stakeholder Input – Comments due April 26, 2013

NYSERDA is seeking Stakeholder comments on various aspects of NYGATS. A document outlining specific topics and issues for which NYSERDA seeks comment can be accessed below.

Comments may be submitted to nygats@nyserda.ny.gov and should be submitted no later than Friday, April 26, 2013. In your email, please include in the subject line of your email the phrase "NYGATS - Stakeholder Comments". In compiling your comments, please identify the question number relevant to your comment.

If you need assistance with this process please contact Michele Goyette at NYSERDA, mg2@nyserda.ny.gov or 518-862-1090 x 3506.

Stakeholder Meeting – March 20, 2013

On March 20, 2013 NYSERDA and the Department of Public Service (DPS), with support from the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), hosted a stakeholder meeting in the New York State Department of Public Service 19th Floor Boardroom located at Three Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12223-1350 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information to Stakeholders on the development of the New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS), as required by legislation.

During the meeting NYSERDA and the DPS presented several slides outlining specific program and policy issues for stakeholders to consider.

Relevant NYGATS and Tracking System Resources

Last Updated: 02/25/2014